Partners + Spade showroom, Nico Arrelono

Fascinating interview with Andy Spade about function, form, Alden Cordovan loafers, and how National Geographic is an exquisite style resource. [A Continuous Lean]

Nike announces a special (PRODUCT)RED ball, which will be used this weekend in the world's most respected soccer leagues: Barclays Premier League, Spain's La Liga and Italy's Serie A. [Slamxhype]

And in other futbol news, the fine folks at soccer site The Original Winger have teamed up with Nike for a United States 2010 World Cup away jersey giveaway. Hit 'em up for deets. [The Original Winger]

Buried Alive is a hot new streetwear brand from Korea, and they just released this dope S/S 2010 lookbook. [Hypebeast]

Independent hip-hop label Duck Down Records (home to Kidz in The Hall, Sean Price, Buckshot) celebrates its 15th year in the game, and UNDRCRWN drops a T-shirt to commemorate the occasion. [Freshness Mag]

Kabbalah vodka is a real thing and the packaging is WEIRD. Think handmade glass infant figurines wailing at the bottom of the bottle. [The Dieline]